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Everett Porter - Hill Farmstead Brewery

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

1,694 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,694
Reviews: 289
rAvg: 4.53
pDev: 7.28%
Wants: 846
Gots: 212 | FT: 17
Brewed by:
Hill Farmstead Brewery visit their website
Vermont, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Everett (1908-1939) was our grandfather’s brother; Hill Farmstead Brewery rests upon the land that was once home to him and his 13 siblings. In his honor, this Porter is crafted from American malted barley, English and German roasted malts, American hops, our ale yeast, and water from our well. It is unfiltered and naturally carbonated. Decadent in its depth, with a complex backbone of chocolate, coffee, and malty sweetness, this is the ale that I dream to have shared with Everett.

Pale, Caramel, and Chocolate Malt, Roasted Barley, Columbus hops; Ale Yeast, and our Well Water.

(Beer added by: Brad007 on 08-15-2010)
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look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

500ml Bottle

Big thanks goes out to Ryan for this one! Everett is black on top of black. There's no light shining through this beer. The chocolate brown head forms a nice cascade effect when poured hard and settles into a rich creamy cap. The head leaves some thin but sticky lace down the glass. One handsome beer.

The nose is dense with moderate roast coffee, a touch of hazelnut, and a couple drops of cream. A lactic sweetness adds to the whole overall cup o' coffee experience. Anise adds some black licorice qualities while roasty grains seem to make up the foundation. There's even a tendril of smoke. Sometimes there is a roastiness in beer that comes across as smokey to me but also a little like burnt rubber. While that roastiness is present in this beer it's very faint but I can't help but notice it. There's good depth but it's very subdued, even after warming.

The flavor profile is much more expressive. High cocoa dark chocolate and coffee leap from the glass. That hazelnut and drop of cream, that's close to vanilla, are back and the anise plays a larger role than the nose suggested.I'm not a huge black licorice guy. The chocolate and coffee are rich. I still, unfortunately, get a hint of that burnt rubber on the swallow. It's faint but there, luckily chocolate and roast push it aside and linger.

Active carbonation pushes a body that's a notch below dense to the point of near frothiness. The weighty body is creamy upfront and pushes through to that frothiness. A soft and appreciated roasty bitterness lingers on the swallow. A touch of residual sugar sticks around for a second before drying up. Nicely done!

Everett is a damn fine porter from Hill Farmstead. There's a good depth of flavor and the body is spot on. I wish the nose was a little more expressive but that's just me being picky. While I thoroughly enjoy this porter, and would drink it again, I think I'd reach for either Revolution's or Founder's versions first. Six packs help. Thanks again for the sample, Ryan, appreciated!

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Everett Porter from Hill Farmstead Brewery
100 out of 100 based on 1,694 ratings.